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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. FightAIDS@Home is a distributed computing project for internet-connected home computers, operated by the Olson Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute. It aims to use biomedical software simulation techniques to search for ways to cure or prevent the spread of AIDS and HIV. Olson's target is HIV protease, a key molecular machine of the virus that when blocked stops the virus from maturing. These blockers, known as "protease inhibitors," are thus a way of avoiding the onset of AIDS and prolonging life. The Olson Laboratory is using computational methods to identify new candidate drugs that have the right shape and chemical characteristics to block HIV protease.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136268744
  • 9786136268743